You’ve done the research, got the time off work and you’re ready to book the holiday of your dreams. What now?
Don’t snap up the first deal you come across. Try these travel hacks to get the best possible price for your next trip.
- Book your flight as early as possible. The further ahead you book, the better.
- Choose the right time to fly. Sundays will always be more expensive. Avoid flying in December, too. Flights are always cheapest mid-year.
- Choose the right time to book. The worst time to book is on Saturday, when demand is highest. The best time to book is Tuesday or Wednesday.
- Airlines and booking sites use cookie data and keep track of your history when you’re researching your flight options. Rumour has it that when you return to the site and you’re ready to book a flight, they hike up the price. This could be due to other issues, like when more seats on the plane are sold. Still, it pays to be cautious. According to Skyscanner, you can turn on private browsing while you’re searching and delete your cookies by clearing your browsing data. You can also disable cookies completely by changing the privacy settings in your browser.
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